Once upon a time, you could down a whole pizza and a Red Bull (or five!) any time you wanted, and get away with it.
Your metabolism was in high gear, and nothing you ate seemed to have any impact on your waistline. You were like a really fancy, high-powered vacuum that sucked up everything in sight.
But that was then.
Aaaand, this is now. If you’re over 30, we could probably compare your metabolism to a sad little Roomba. And let’s be honest, you’ve probably seen the evidence staring back at you in the bathroom mirror.
Your metabolism is slowing down.
Truth hurts. But your slower metabolism doesn’t have to stay that way, and in today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about FIVE reasons your metabolism is slowing down and what you can do NOW to get it closer to its old, high-powered state.
First, however, let’s talk about metabolism. What the hell is it, anyway? When I say metabolism, I’m talking about the number of calories you burn in a day through normal activities. Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is the number of calories you burn lying around watching Sports Center all day. This is just the energy you expend staying alive.
5 Ways You are Killing Your Metabolism
As we age, that BMR drifts lower and lower and lower due to the following factors:
- Lack of sleep
- Cutting carbs
- Eating the WRONG afternoon meal
- Moving less in general
- Chronic dieting
Do you feel like your metabolism is slowing down but don’t know how to get around it? In today’s podcast we will discuss all five of these metabolism killers.
Watch today’s podcast for some great tips on what you can do to combat a slowing metabolism!